The Derryveagh Mountains & Errigal

Also known as the “Seven Sisters”, each of the seven mountains have their own Gaelic names of Errigal (751 m), Mackoght a.k.a. Little Errigal (555 m), Aghla More (584 m), Ardloughnabrackbaddy (603 m), Aghla Beg (564 m), Crocknalaragagh (471 m) and Muckish (666 m).

Standing at 751 meters, Errigal is the tallest mountain in the Derryveagh Mountain Range and certainly the most easily identifitied as recognised by Walking & Hiking Ireland when they voted it ‘Irelands Most Iconic Mountain’. It is also the highest mountain in Donegal and dominates the skyline not only in Gweedore, but all surrounding areas. 

The Poison Glen and Sliabh Sneacht offer spectacular views and hikes to challenge all abilities.

Forest, Beach & Island Trails

While less challenging in terms of altitude these trails are still physically rewarding and have spectacular views of the coast and Derryveagh range. 

The Arduns Forest walk has a dirt road and is accessible to all. Along the coast the beaches are there to explore and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. Gola Island has a marked walk and can be accessed by regular boat during the tourist season.  


You can find information on local hiking guides here.